Cessna Aircraft Co. will feature the Honeywell Primus Elite avionics platform as well as an upgraded cabin management system on new Citation X business jets beginning in 2011. Honeywell’s Primus Elite will also be available as an optional service bulletin upgrade through the Cessna Citation Service Center network for in-service Citation Xs.
Based on the Citation X’s current Honeywell Primus 2000 system, the five-panel Elite system features liquid crystal displays (LCD), offering high-resolution graphics display capability for electronic approach charts with aircraft position worldwide as well as XM satellite weather in the United States and southern Canada. In addition, improved moving map capability will depict geographical and political boundaries as well as airspace and airways. LCD technology also provides greater reliability and longer service life than previous displays. Honeywell’s planned improvement roadmap for the Elite platform includes options such as synthetic vision and advanced moving map capability.
Improvements to the proprietary cabin management system (CMS), also included as a standard feature for 2011 deliveries, include touch-screen control panels, MP3 player inputs, an improved stereo sound system optimized for the Citation X cabin, updated Airshow display imagery, and dual Blu-ray players with a high-definition display monitor mounted in the forward closet.
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